BRINC is best known for it’s LEMUR drone designed to de-escalate crises and improve outcomes for SWAT teams and police. LEMUR is both rugged and sophisticated, equipped with tools specific to the job.
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While the LEMUR’s glass cutter and “turtle mode” may make the best media, one of LEMUR’s most effective tools is communications: LEMUR is a flying cell phone, enabling two-way communications between police and suspects. Two-way communication is proven to dramatically improve outcomes of SWAT engagements: significantly increasing the likelihood of a resolution without harm to any party.
Now, the company has gone beyond drone hardware to help their customers with the BRINC Ball – a communications tool enclosed in a nearly indestructable ball form, one that can be thrown into a suspect’s environment, or into the rubble of a damaged building to communicate with survivors.
The company describes the BRINC Ball as a “next gen throw phone.” Whatever you call it, it’s incredibly effective.
“Ever since we introduced the BRINC LEMUR drone, we’ve been hearing about the challenges first responders face when attempting to communicate with suspects,” said Blake Resnick, CEO of BRINC. “We designed BRINC Ball from the ground up to offer a durable, reliable, and flexible tool to aid the first responder community in negotiation, communication, and de-escalation.”
BRINC Ball works essentially as a ruggedized throw phone. Agencies can deploy the ball in areas they cannot reach, and call the ball to activate its microphone and speaker. Any number of team members can join the call for negotiation or crisis situations. The ball has a variety of pre-programmed text commands for adjusting settings, checking battery life, and even viewing its GPS location. All of BRINC Ball’s features are accessible by calling or text, no app needed.
The BRINC Ball is water resistant and durable, tested to survive 10-foot drops onto concrete. Battery life is similarly extreme, with 24 hours of sustained talk time, or over 5 days of standby time.
Like the LEMUR, the BRINC Ball is designed and assembled in the US. Available for purchase now, BRINC expects to deliver new orders in November.
“Our communities deserve to have the best technology in the hands of their public safety professionals,” said Will Huddler, VP of Public Safety Operations at BRINC and former SWAT Commander at Las Vegas Metro Police Department. ”BRINC Ball represents our team’s passion to ensure first responders can communicate clearly and effectively with people in crisis. When communication is maintained, lives are saved.”
For more information about all the BRINC Ball features, to purchase a unit, or to request a unit for testing and evaluation, please visit: https://brincdrones.com/brinc-ball/
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